Homer Features

  • If you looked up in the sky lately and can see past the downtown light pollution, you might have noticed a big fuzzy dot near the constellation Orion. That would be Comet Lovejoy, a comet discovered last fall by Terry Lovejoy. Find a comet and you get it named after you. It’s the fifth comet that ...

    Thu, 01/22/2015 - 12:08pm
  • The Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival Committee seeks artists to paint Alaska birds on 6-inch-by-6-inch canvases as a fundraiser for the Shorebird Conservation and Education Fund and to offset costs of bringing world class speakers to the festival.  The canvases are free and can be picked up at t...

    Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:06am
  • Homer ceramic artist Ahna Iredale offers a six-week pottery class at her studio, Rarebird Pottery. Classes are three hours long on Tuesday and Thursday in the daytime or evening and begin Feb. 3. The class will include throwing on the wheel and handbuilding. Instruction is geared toward all skill le...

    Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:06am
  • Auditions for the Homer Council on the Arts Spring Cabaret are at 6 p.m. Jan. 29 at HCOA. Directed by Hannah Heimbuch, the cabaret is April 17 and 18 and is a fundraiser for the arts council. The show will have a varied cast and play list, incorporating cabaret standards and mixed-genre tunes done i...

    Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:06am
  • Calling itself “a trip down Penny Lane” — uh, that would be a Beatles song — “The ’60s Show: A Curious Celebration of an Era” is more like a bridge between the past and present. With cast and crew from the Baby Boomer, Gen X and Millennial generations, the Homer Council on the Arts var...

    Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:05am
  • It began as a mid-winter event for men to swap hunting and fishing stories. Six years later — or maybe seven; organizer Rick Paulsrud isn’t quite sure — it’s still an opportunity for storytelling and a potluck with items featuring fish and game. The “men only” part didn’t stick, howeve...

    Thu, 01/22/2015 - 9:36am
  • We American journalists like to think we’re tough. Cover up a political scandal and we’ll go all Woodward and Bernstein on ya. We dig into stories, not afraid to offend politicians and ask hard questions. Sure, one Alaska journalist got handcuffed once, but last week the cartoonists and staff of...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 11:33am
  • The Homer Council on the Arts has announced the winners of its 2015 Annual Arts Awards. The awards will be presented at HCOA’s annual meeting at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at HCOA. The winners are: • Arts Leadership/Advocacy: Homer Arts and Culture Alliance (Homer Council on the Arts, Bunnell Street Arts...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 11:04am
  • Sponsored by the Homer Council on the Arts, “The 1960s Show: A Curious Celebration of an Era” shows at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 and 3 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Mariner Theatre. Directed by Sally Oberstein, who produced “Old Songs and Chapstick” and “Duck Tape and Reruns,” “The 1960s Show” is describ...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 11:04am
  • The Friends of the Homer Public Library launches its Big Read program in celebration of Ray Bradbury’s science fiction novel “Fahrenheit 451” with a bonfire at 7 p.m. Jan. 23 at the far end of the Homer Public Library parking lot. Members of the teen and adult “Resistance Force” will be in...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 11:03am

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